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Inscribed and decorated stele

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Round topped. Incised decoration, background roughened. Beneath winged disc from which depends royal name in Meroitic hieroglyphs, L to R, Isis, Osiris enthroned, and donor offering. Below are 4 lines of Meroitic cursive.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe: Pyr. W XIX. [Excav. date] 1923.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.455 W. 0.283

Accession Number

23.870

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele